WATCH: A Missed Putt From Five Feet Cost Jason Dufner $300k At The Players

May 14, 2018 at 11:58 am by Terez in Jason Dufner, PGA

Dufner missed his 17-footer for birdie. Fair enough. Those are no gimmes. But he then stood over a five-footer for several extra seconds before yipping it and missing left. Even the broadcast team noticed his uncertainty over the putt. Here’s a video of his par attempt:

Dufner, who still had a great putting week, finishing third in Strokes Gained, cleaned up his bogey, tossed his ball into the water and walked off the green for a four-under 68. His T5 finish was worth $418,000, but sinking that five-footer for par would have netted $308,000 more — $726,000 was the payout for a four-way tie for second. Making his initial birdie putt would have been worth the solo-second prize money of $1.188 million. – TO